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Improvements to Onshape - September 23, 2014

lougallolougallo Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,786
edited October 2014 in New in Onshape

This week we pushed a few updates to Onshape, a few of which you may have already discovered. Here is a list of highlights for this recent update:
  1. Part colors assigned to a part will be shared with new parts generated from copy, split and pattern operations.

  2. Auto-assigned part colors will now remain when additional parts are added. In the past Onshape would reassign colors and change the color if parts were added or removed. Notice in the example the Part 3 becomes Part 2 and keeps it's color.

  3. Your profile now displays the amount of storage being used.

  4. Part Studio tabs in an Onshape document can now be copied from one document to another.

  5. Mate Connectors in Assemblies are now easier to select and the display is more clear. To support fast mating workflows, face selections will automatically select the center mate connector. If you want to select a specific mate connector, now the available mate connectors will "wake up" as the cursor approaches these points. This keeps the graphics area free of clutter and speeds up the mating process.

  6. Measure in Assemblies now does not require the use of "Select other" to pick faces, edges and points.

  7. Working indicators were added to many operations like insert part, translate, delete, undo/redo and many of the commands on the toolbar. For more complex operations that take longer than 0.2 seconds, this feedback lets you know Onshape is working.

Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.


  • jon_mcintyrejon_mcintyre Onshape Employees Posts: 56
    Love the animations. They really help to understand what the enhancements are.
  • Jimmy_BarreraJimmy_Barrera OS Professional Posts: 7 PRO
    Thank for keeping us current with the enhancements. Nice job putting together the animations.
  • lougallolougallo Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,786
    Glad to help. As we improve and slipstream these into production, it gives you a heads up. Was wondering if the animations were working well or just annoying. Keep the feedback coming. Thanks everyone.
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
  • jon_hirschtickjon_hirschtick Onshape Employees Posts: 89
    Lou these writeups are really nicely done. Thanks.
  • Aaron_Easton_NickovichAaron_Easton_Nickovich Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    Keep the animations/pictures in these product updates. They are helpful.
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